Mr. Finn is ranked as a notable practitioner for Tax and is described as "very good - he is strong technically and commercially".Chambers UK 2015

Sean Finn

  • 99 Bishopsgate
  • London EC2M 3XF
  • United Kingdom

Sean Finn is a partner in Latham & Watkins' London office, and he advises a wide range of clients on all aspects of corporate, finance and business taxation. He acts for a broad range of well-known companies across a number of industrial and financial sectors and has particular expertise in advising on tax aspects of private equity transactions, mergers and acquisitions, reconstructions, joint ventures, reorganizations, financings, refinancings, restructurings and workouts.

Mr. Finn is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

Mr. Finn's representative matters include advising:

  • Actavis on its US$8.5 billion acquisition of Warner Chilcott (a pharmaceutical company focusing on women’s healthcare and dermatology).
  • Credit Suisse as financial advisor to Liberty Global on its acquisition of Virgin Media for £23.3 billion.
  • Mezzanine lenders with respect to the restructuring of the British Vita group.
  • Qatar Holding LLC (a wholly owned subsidiary of Qatar Investment Authority) on its acquisition of approximately 6% of Barclays plc for £1.45 billion and its further investment for £1.75 billion.
  • Qatar Holding LLC on its acquisition of the Harrods Group.
  • The Carlyle Group and Hellman & Friedman on its acquisition of Pharmaceutical Product Development Inc. (a leading global contract research organisation).
  • The Carlyle Group on its acquisition of the business of Brintons Carpets.